Training

Group Wellesley’s training programs include Adobe Captivate, Adobe FrameMaker (structured and unstructured); XMetaL; XML; and DITA. We work with our clients to personalize the training to your specific business needs. We can offer training sessions at your site or at off-site training facilities.

Our instructor credentials include:Adobe Certified Logos

  • Adobe-certified instructor in Adobe Captivate and FrameMaker
  • IBM-certified XML application developer
  • Certified technical trainer

Contact Group Wellesley to learn more about our training courses or to discuss training programs developed specifically for your company.

Adobe Captivate Courses

Adobe Captivate 5: The Essentials (2 days)


Adobe Captivate 5:
Beyond the Essentials (2 days)


Adobe Captivate 5:
Advanced Actions (1 day)


Adobe FrameMaker Courses

Basic Authoring (3 days)

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; familiarity with a word processor, such as Microsoft Word.

Description: FrameMaker is no longer just for writing technical documents. FrameMaker is an excellent tool for creating and publishing large, complex, maintainable documents. FrameMaker’s built-in structured document authoring allows writers to author XML documents using a familiar word-processing interface. Template-based authoring allows writers to generate content without worrying about formatting issues. The multi-channel publishing capabilities of FrameMaker allow you to publish your documents to print, PDF, HTML, or XML.

This course teaches you how to author and format documents using FrameMaker. The course covers FrameMaker’s word processing, graphics, table and page layout capabilities, as well as basic numbering, cross-references, and variables. The course covers both unstructured and structured FrameMaker.

Topics Covered: FrameMaker overview; working with unstructured and structured documents; editing text, finding text, spell-checking, and using the thesaurus; unstructured templates and paragraph styles; character and paragraph formatting; tabs, pagination, and hyphenation; basic numbering; using online help; editing structure; attributes; validation; advanced structure; drawing graphics and text objects; anchored frames; imported files; working with cross references, system variables, footnotes and tables.

Advanced Topics (2 days)

Prerequisites: FrameMaker Basic Authoring or previous FrameMaker experience.

Description: FrameMaker is no longer just for writing technical documents. If you need to create, manage, and publish large, complex, maintainable documents, FrameMaker is the tool for you. FrameMaker’s built-in XML authoring capabilities allow you to author XML documents using a familiar word-processing interface. Template-based authoring allows writers to generate content without worrying about formatting issues. The multi-channel publishing capabilities of FrameMaker allow you to publish your documents to print, PDF, HTML, or XML.

This class builds on the knowledge provided in FrameMaker: Basic Authoring , and provides the background necessary for students to create and maintain FrameMaker templates. The course covers both unstructured and structured FrameMaker.

Topics Covered: Advanced system and user variables; text insets and advanced cross-references advanced numbering; table formats; change bars and document revisions; conditional text; hypertext; master page creation and use; basic reference page usage; color definitions; unstructured and structured templates; building books; generated files; structured books; and output (making PDF, HTML, and XML).

XML and Related Technologies Courses

Introduction to XML (2 days)

Prerequisites: Familiarity with HTML. Some familiarity with programming languages is helpful, but not required.

Description: This two-day class teaches the basic concepts of XML. This course is appropriate for technical writers, publication department managers, and information technology personnel who are considering migrating to XML-based publishing. Students will learn how XML can improve and transform conventional publishing processes.

Topics Covered: Designing XML documents; modeling real-world documents to prepare for migration to XML; learning XML terminology and syntax; expressing your document model as an XML document type definition (DTD); validating XML documents against a DTD; evaluating industry-standard DTDs, such as DocBook; authoring XML documents in a text editor and using authoring tools (Adobe FrameMaker); transforming and customizing XML documents; learning the basics of XSLT (XML Transformation Language) and XPath (XML Path Language); using XSLT and XPath to create customized documents by selecting appropriate content for publishing; publishing XML documents; transforming XML documents to HTML/XHTML for web publishing; transforming XML documents to WML (wireless markup language) for publishing to cell phones and personal digital assistants.

Practical Transformation with XSLT and XPath (3 days)

Prerequisites: Introduction to XML , or familiarity with XML syntax and concepts; ability to use a text editor. knowledge of HTML is highly desirable; and some programming experience with any language (compiled or interpreted) is highly desirable.

Description: This three-day course completely covers the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) and the XML Path Language (XPath) Recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium. XSLT and XPath are used together for transforming XML documents to other formats or vocabularies (e.g. XML to XML, XML to HTML, XML to WML, XML to text, etc.). Every element, attribute, and function of XSLT and XPath are covered. Students will design and develop XSLT scripts during hands-on exercise sessions.

Topics Covered: Introduction to XSL transformations and the XML path language; getting started with XSLT and XPath; XPath data model; XSLT processing model; XSLT transformation environment; XSLT stylesheet management; XSLT instructions; XPath and XSLT expressions and advanced techniques; sorting and grouping; XML to HTML transformation techniques; XSL formatting semantics introduction; element, grammar, function, and object quick references; and sample tool information.

Practical Formatting with XSL-FO (2 days)

Prerequisites: Introduction to XML and Practical Transformation with XSLT and XPath , or equivalent hands-on experience with XML, XSLT, and XPath.

Description: This two-day course provides an overview of the Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) Recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium, used to specify the format of XML documents on a printed page or other page-oriented display. Students will design and develop XSL-FO scripts using XSLT and XPath during hands-on exercise sessions.

Topics Covered: Basic concepts and context of XSL-FO ; area and page basics; body contents; lists, graphics, links, leaders; tables; pagination; headers and footers; floats and footnotes; keeps and breaks; interactive objects; supplemental objects; XSL-FO object summary; XSL-FO property summary; and sample tool information.

DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) Courses

Introduction to DITA (1 day)

This one-day course provides an overview of the history, design, and features of the DITA architecture.

Introduction to DITA (2 days)

This course provides more in-depth coverage of DITA than our 1-day seminar. Students will create and publish DITA documents using the DITA Open Toolkit.

Using DITA and Adobe FrameMaker (3 days)

This three-day course teaches DITA concepts and provides training in authoring DITA documents using Adobe FrameMaker.

Using DITA and Justsystems XMetal (3 days)

This three-day course teaches DITA concepts and provides training in authoring DITA documents using Justsystems XMetaL XML authoring tool.